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Fertilizing the grassroots that confront the COVID-19 crisis

Written by: Jeanné Lewis

Date: April 15, 2020

A friend and grassroots organizer recently posted on Facebook that a local women’s shelter needed emergency supplies. Several people replied that they had items to donate. My friend organized a contact-free pickup process. I went to… Read More

How can funders & donors respond to COVID-19 in an equitable and effective way?

Written by: Lisa Ranghelli

Date: April 09, 2020

Until the current COVID19 pandemic and the havoc it is wreaking are history, grantmakers will see a significant part of their work dominated in some form or fashion by the disease.   In fact, barely a month into the national spotlight, Candid maps show that close to $700 million… Read More

Statement encouraging increased giving in this time of crisis

Written by: Ana Marie Argilagos, David Biemesderfer, Phil Buchanan, Dan Cardinali, Aaron Dorfman, Kathleen Enright, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Anne Wallestad, Marcus Walton

Date: April 02, 2020

April 2nd - NCRP and a coalition of 8 organizations released a statement Thursday urging their philanthropic colleagues to increase their giving to nonprofits, even if means dipping into their endowments. The statement echoes NCRP's consistent… Read More

Rapid response in the time of pandemic: Building movements with remote teams

Written by: NCRP

Date: March 23, 2020

Many of us have been forced to work from home for the first time in response to the coronavirus. NCRP nonprofit member Define American has 11 best practices for organizations dealing with this new reality: As… Read More

Nonprofits challenge philanthropy to innovate as they navigate COVID-19 hardships

Written by: Janay Richmond

Date: March 21, 2020

Over the last several weeks, COVID-19 has further exposed the gaping holes in our social safety net that many NCRP nonprofits work tirelessly to address on a daily basis. As communities begin to craft solutions to… Read More

My favorite funder responses so far to COVID-19

Written by: Aaron Dorfman

Date: March 18, 2020

It’s still early in the COVID-19 crisis, yet many funders have already taken important steps to support grantees. Dozens of community foundations have established rapid response funds, which will be hugely important. Kudos to Seattle Foundation… Read More


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